For stressed-out city dwellers, silent retreats -- being dubbed one of the biggest "travel trends" of 2013 -- may be the perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.
If you're ready to completely unplug and recharge, you might want to consider taking a temporary vow of silence at one of the country's best spiritual centers. Located in a stone mansion on the scenic Massachusetts coast, the Jesuit-run retreat center offers silent retreats ranging from four days to one month in length. With single-room accomodations for up to 50 guests, the retreat house offers greater privacy than many other meditation and retreat centers.
New York Retreats - retreat centers, religious retreats, conference centers, spiritual retreats. Peace Village, a retreat center of the Brahma Kumaris, is a spiritual community of practicing yogis.Some live and work there,while others volunteer for a weekend or longer. In a world of increasing chaos and noise, there is a growing need for spaces where individuals can go to quiet the mind. Many have expressed surprise at the complete shift in awareness that can take place in just a few days. Take time for quiet reflection, relaxation, walks, and exploration of the beautiful grounds. Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of a pure, serene, and spiritual environment witha vegetarian diet. Accommodations: We offer both simple accommodations in our lodges (up to 134 people) and a 22-bed renovated Victorian home (Gilmor Sloane House).
Dining: We offer a wide variety of healthy foods geared to your preferences in our dining hall.
Sky Lake Retreat Center is a Shambhala center for meditation, arts and community which is part of an international network of meditation centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Accommodations:Sky Lake offers a serene, contemplative, and rejuvenating atmosphere with a large main hall, dining room, break out areas, and bedrooms. Dining: Our kitchen prides itself on providing delicious meals with an emphasis on vegetarian, organic and local fare. Sky Lake's spacious grounds are filled with wildlife, two gazebos, hiking trails, a private pond and open areas to enjoy the outdoors. Sky Lake Retreat Center is the ideal location for your meditation, yoga, or business retreat.
Conveniently located only 70 miles from New York City, approximately two hours from Long Island and Central New Jersey and an hour from Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester Counties, our private setting and accommodating staff will make your group function special and successful.
We have a large conference room with video equipment that can accommodate about 150 and a Recreation Hall that handles 300.
Camp Louemma invites retreat and conference groups to visit and use our special facilities before and after our camp season, Mid-May thru Mid-June and again from early September thru early to mid October. Located just 90 miles from NYC (near Monticello, NY) Iroquois Springs welcomes group retreats, corporate outings, reunions, colleges & universities, sports teams, band camps, school outings, yoga groups, weddings and more! Available from mid May until end of June and then again from the beginning of August until mid October, the Iroquois Springs experienced staff are ready to help plan your next unique outing for your group of 50 - 2500. New dorm style cabins with bathrooms plus private guest rooms with bath, may be the perfect setting for your group gathering.
Our 200-acre private facility is nestled in the beauty of the Catskill Mountains and is complete with newly renovated Meeting & Conference Rooms, Dining Room, Amphitheater, Field House, Overnight Accommodations for 700+ Guests.
Chipinaw is perfect for your next group rental with our own beautiful 96-acre lake and top notch facilities in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.
Other facilities include tennis courts, both indoor and outdoor basketball courts, roller hockey rinks, a skate park, soccer, softball and baseball fields - all of which have lights for night time activity. Our waterfronts consist of a heated and lighted swimming pool on each campus as well as a 96-acre private lake with sailboats, row boats, peddle boats, surf bikes, diving boards and towers, a 100-foot slide into the lake and a floating trampoline and inflatable iceberg! The Lifebridge Sanctuary is a 12,000 square foot hand crafted, green facility on 95 acres of forest and spectacular open space on the Northern crest of the Shawangunk Ridge, close to the small township of Rosendale, eighty miles north of New York City.
Lifebridge Sanctuary meeting center is designed to meet the highest measure of professional needs and comfort.
We offer the ideal setting for your organizations' workshops, gatherings, strategic planning or educational meetings or your board or staff retreat. A variety of meeting spaces are available, including the Upper Room with a wide view of the Catskills, holding up to 60 people and numerous smaller spaces.
Dining can be inside or out, formal or informal and events can be fully catered or the group can prepare meals together in the state of the art kitchen.
Come and enjoy the beautiful Hudson River Valley, sit, relax and take in the magnificent mountain views.
The Holmes Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center has both winterized facilities and facilities which can be used during the spring, summer and fall. Our cabins are equipped with kitchenettes so groups never have to leave the comfort of their own cabin, however, meals can be provided by our kitchen staff with advanced notice.
The Presbyterian Center has 550 acres and over 7 miles of well marked trails accompanied by a Trail Map. Canoeing, paddle boating and swimming are always a favorite with the kids as well as the adults. The Center has four lakes where the fishing is always great or just sit on the shoreline and reflect. Our High & Low Ropes courses are a fun challenge in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment. There are many golf courses in the area, from Par 3 to championship courses as well as many historic sites.
Menla is comprised of 17 buildings on a 320-acre estate surrounded by national forest and nourished by artesian springs. Menla is an ideal environment for a memorable meeting experience for your corporate and educational conferences and retreats.
Menla Mountain can accommodate a total of 90-100 overnight guests in a variety of sleeping configurations. Please visit our Programs & Events listings to find out about some of the exciting Retreats and Conferences coming up. Bailey Farms, a rustic retreat and conference center, set on 20 secluded acres in Ossining, NY, opened its doors twenty years ago and today continues to fulfill its original mission. The Georgian style building offers excellent conference facilities, featuring abundant natural light and views of the garden, quiet courtyard and large pond; a Great room with dining facilities and overnight accommodations and beautiful grounds with walking paths and open fields.
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, The Abode has 2 facilities available for retreats, conferences and all types of gatherings such as; spirituality, meditation, music and art groups, weddings, reunions and festivals.
Located in historic Shaker buildings on over 300 acres of natural beauty, the Abode is a conference and retreat center, a residential spiritual community, as well as a school of esoteric studies.
The Garrison Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the midst of the dramatic Hudson Highlands, one hour north of New York City by train, our grounds offer trails, ponds, meadows, scenic overlooks, and, of course, the majestic river. Our retreats programs bring inspiring teachers and teachings from diverse wisdom traditions to wide audiences. The Dominican Retreat and Conference Center in Niskayuna, New York offers retreats for women and men, workshops and presentations to enhance your spiritual life and growth.
Ahu Lani Sanctuary is a unique retreat center located on the slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ananda Ashram in, is a spiritual retreat and educational center founded on the universal principles of Yoga and Vedanta and dedicated to East-West cultural exchange. The Ashram is open year-round and welcomes individuals of all faiths, origins and cultural backgrounds. The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre is an ideal place to come for a break to get away from your everyday life and devote some time to your Self.
Provoding a wide variety of yoga courses all year round, including: Astanga, Iyengar, Bikram, Kundalini and Satyananda yoga. Held at a beautiful seaview retreat amongst lush rainforest this Thai inspired retreat commands sweeping views over Byron Bay and the ocean. Combining physical yoga postures, Pranayama - breathing techniques, meditation, Yoga Nidra - guided relaxation, Moana - short periods of silence, chanting, Sufi Dancing and healing sessions. Set in a stunning valley on 107 lush tropical acres less than two hours from San Juan , Casa Grande Mountain Retreat is an oasis of peace and tranquility.
We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience: a week at the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

Welcome to Himalayan Institute, a yoga center nestled in the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains near Honesdale PA. Hotel Na Balam is a compound of Mayan cottages located right on the most beautiful beach of Isla Mujeres , on the Mexican Caribbean coast. Inspirational weeklong yoga retreats with renowned teachers in the mountains of Southern Utah . Integral Yoga's Satchidananda Ashram and Retreat Center at Yogaville, Buckingham , Virginia , USA , offers a full, authentic Yoga experience to Yoga beginners and established Yoga practitioners.
A new retreat centre based in the Sabine Hills only 45 minutes north of Rome in beautiful countryside. A guide and invitation to practice Yoga at Kalani Oceanside Retreat the largest Yoga Retreat Center in the Hawaiian Islands .
For 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is an experiential educational milieu where people can come to learn how to become a more integrated and masterful human. Have you ever visited a place so enchanting, so fascinating, so alive that no matter where you go in your life, or what you do from that point on, the memory of that particular journey and its adventures remain indelibly fixed in your mind? Located on the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, is a seaside wellness retreat that offers amazing serenity, awe-inspiring scenery, and a true connection with the Mayan past. The Menla Mountain Retreat is set in the heart of the historic Catskill Mountains of New York State. The Midwest Retreat House, is part of a 35 acre community located by the Kankakee River in Northwest Indiana . Mount Madonna Center is a great place to get away, offering facilities for individual and group retreats; yoga instruction, teacher training, and other personal growth seminars. The beauty of our gardens, lake, and rolling hills, the friendly staff, the wonderful food, and the facilities at our Wellness Center all support what people come to Omega to learn.
The Crossings, a new progressive learning center and meeting place in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin , is partnering with Omega Institute, one of the largest and most trusted holistic education providers in the world. At the heart of the Omega at The Crossings experience is a year-round pioneering program of seminars, workshops, retreats, and professional trainings designed to enhance personal health and well-being, expand thought, and inspire people to explore conscious choices in their personal, work, and spiritual lives.
In the heart of a rain forest, the Sueño Azul Resort is an oasis of natural beauty and an ideal setting for renewing your connection with yourself and the world around you. Choose from nine weeks of learning vacations with a wide selection of workshops led by exceptional faculty. The Village is created by people from all over the world, who come together to live, meditate, work and to celebrate life. Imagine yourself practicing yoga or meditation in  Costa Rica , amid panoramic vistas of mountains, sand and sea. Is a country bed & breakfast and retreat center located on 72 acres near the historic gold-rush town of Dahlonega , GA, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just over an hour from Atlanta . Samasati is an exquisite retreat facility and Eco Resort situated on 250 acres of virgin tropical forest overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the marvelous country of Costa Rica . Program structure based on the following core offerings: mindfulness meditation practices in retreat and every day life, synchronizing mind and body through contemplative arts disciplines, and providing an unstructured environment for relaxation and discovery. Shoshoni Yoga Retreat is a spiritual retreat center providing yoga teacher training, yoga and meditation instruction and year-round spiritual retreats to promote personal rejuvenation and relaxation. Four acres of tropical paradise awaits you where you will find a heaven from the hectic demands of every day life. The Yoga Ranch is a secluded haven of 77 acres of hilly woodlands in the New York Catskills, with a pond and nature trails. The work and goal of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers is to promote and disseminate the practice and philosophy of Yoga. You'll find here an ideal environment for personal change, with genuine acceptance and respect for each person's unique path. Tierra de Milagros is a secluded hide-out nestled between the pristine beaches and the tropical virgin rainforest in the wilds of the Osa Peninsula .
Nourish your mind and body in a place that is dedicated to the Divine, that holds peace and beauty as a mirror for your own evolution.
Although these Walden-esque getaways are not for the faint-hearted (the retreats require days of solitude and zero interaction with technology, in most cases), their restorative benefits are many. From a lodge in rural Oregon surrounded by natural hot springs to a coastal California getaway, these 10 meditation facilities offer group and personal silent retreats for a few days to a full month of nothing but stillness and de-stressing. Each experiences the profound benefits that meditation and spiritual insight has on one’s life.
For some, it's the opportunity for solitude, for silent walks through the woods, and sunrise meditations. We are located in the scenic and historic Lower Hudson River Valley, northwest of Manhattan in beautiful New York state. Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains, Sky Lake offers a serene, contemplative, and immersive atmosphere.
Whether you are looking for a single day, or a multi-day experience, Iroquois Springs is right for your group.
Each cabin has electricity and water and features recently refurbished modern bathrooms and showers. Away from sports, Chipinaw has a challenge ropes course with a four sided 34-foot climbing wall and zip line and a spectacular circus program with a professional flying trapeze. We also have three separate docks where our motor boats pick up those that want to ski, wakeboard or tube. Throughout four seasons our guests enjoy the natural beauty and gracious accommodations of the Sanctuary - an environment conducive for an outstanding meeting experience. No matter what time of the year you come to the Presbyterian Center you will enjoy the season. The basic goals of the Ropes and Initiative Courses are to help participants increase their level of confidence, learn to function meaningfully and productively in a group setting, develop an increased level of understanding and appreciation for the natural environment and instill a feeling of fun through adventure education.
Guests who visit Pantherkill Valley find an inspirational, mind clearing energy about the area.
Bailey Farms has been providing local nonprofits and other community-focused groups with a private, affordable and relaxing sanctuary right in the heart of Westchester County just 45 minutes from New York City.
The beautiful and pristine mountainside is known to have been sacred to the Shaker community and to Native Americans before them.
We offer retreats for persons in 12 step programs on topics of alcoholism, abuse, and eating issues. Spread across 24 acres of splendid forest glens and open meadows Beautiful round room for yoga, meditation, bodywork. The former coffee plantation, now exquisitely landscaped, has 20 rooms scattered up the mountainside, each with private bath, balcony, and hammock. Located in the heart of the Montana Rockies, the ranch is one of the country's premier retreat centers. You'll feel cared for and nurtured in every way, so that you are free to immerse yourself in a workshop, play and explore, change and grow and, most of all, relax. Founded by Sri Swami Rama in 1971, the Institute's goal is to create a bridge between the ancient hatha and yoga teachings of the East and modern scientific approaches to health and physical and spiritual well-being. Come and join our unique yoga sessions, book private ones, or bring your own teachers and students. A Founding Member of the Yoga Alliance, this Interfaith Spiritual Center , Yoga Teacher Training Academy , and Workshop facility, offers Yoga Teacher Certifications, Weekend Workshops and more extended programs in all areas of Spirituality, Health, Wellness, and Personal Growth, with an emphasis on Yoga and Meditation, as taught by the Founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Overlooking 7 acres of olive groves, hills and plains, the property has 2 stone farmhouses beautifully restored with stunning views, a swimming pool and its own spring and pond.
Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii , nature, culture and wellness. Luna Lodge of Costa Rica , a secluded eco-lodge set in the pristine and captivating Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica .
The climate is ideal and the sun shines all year with cooling sea breezes and glorious clear skies.
Surrounded by a national forest preserve, the retreat center offers complete privacy in a tranquil setting. The grounds consist of large open spaces, wooded areas with walking paths, privately owned cottages and an airstrip. Also, 355 beautiful acres of forest and meadowland overlooking Monterey Bay, vegetarian meals, hot tub, massage, small lake, and hiking trails.

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Most of all, it is the sincerity and openness of everyone here that make Omega a place where you can find within yourself the courage to become a happier, healthier, and more spirited person.
Together, our organizations are creating Omega at The Crossings, a premier retreat center offering experiences for growth, sanctuary, and balance. Our programs are led by some of the world's most creative teachers, authors, and progressive thinkers.
An intimate yoga retreat offering a yoga vacation unlike anything you may have experienced before. Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is considered by some as the Wellness & Yoga destination of choice outside the United States . The Inn is a reproduction 1920-style farmhouse and barn with a wrap-around porch from which our guests have a spectacular and relaxing view of the Chattahoochee National Forest and beyond. Since then Quinta da Calma has grown into the Algarve 's leading Centre for Yoga and Holistic Healing & Learning. The artful balance achieved within its environment makes Samasati Nature Retreat an ideal destination for nature lovers, yoga practitioners, group activities and individuals looking for a special, exotic vacation. Yoga is the science of healthy living, positive thinking, and spiritual realization amidst the stress and chaos of the material world.
Enhancing flexibility and releasing stress are as noble a purpose for performing yoga as the awakening of spirituality.
Guests often tell us how at home they feel, how easy it is to relax and ?be themselves.? You can meet others from around the world with goals similar to your own, in an atmosphere that brings out the best within you.
Tierra is rooted in the heart of the jungle, centered upon the grounds of the ancient, indigenous People of the Osa. Tune into your own spirit, share in the Aloha experience in a magical ocean-front, tropical setting.
Increasingly, travelers seeking relaxation, balance and spiritual renewal are heading to meditation centers from the Berkshires to Big Sur in search of simplicity.
They are places where one can detach from the daily pressures of life, re-energize the spirit, and reconnect with the self.
Others are seeking answers to questions about spiritual knowledge, spiritual power, and the deep experience of meditation. Our beautiful Hudson Valley location is the ideal space for your students, employees or clients.
Our main buildings include dining halls, theaters, canteens and a stable, a selection of arts and crafts studios, air-conditioned computer labs, indoor gymnasiums, a weight room, dance studios and a state of the art Health Center. In this tranquil setting we will see to your specific needs and provide you with the opportunity to maximize personal and organizational development. Your group could congregate in Charlotte’s Room or maybe outside on the deck to enjoy the crisp fresh air of Fall and the beautiful colors of the hillside. In this relaxed setting our staff will see to your specific needs, which will allow you to focus on what’s important to your personal and organizational growth. The serene ambiance of the guest rooms with organic linens, down comforters, and modern tiled bathrooms will make your stay a relaxing one. The mountain retreat space is designed to enable gatherings in an intimate proximity with nature. As a nonsectarian retreat facility, we offer a place of refuge where people can withdraw from daily life and refresh themselves.
Be sure to check out the Windmill, a private hermitage, available for private individual retreats. A large dining room, library and meeting room are complemented by one of the most beautiful chapels in the area.
Once home to a Native American tribe known as the Essalen, Esalen is situated on 27 acres of spectacular Big Sur coastline with the Santa Lucia Mountains rising sharply behind. Surrounded by miles of forested mountains, the ranch is blessed with a sparkling lake, pristine water, clean air, abundant wildlife and healing plants that abound in this mountain paradise. A unique feature of the Feathered Pipe is that we offer only one program at a time so that our guests can benefit fully without distractions.
We have an indoor yoga space as well as a large architect-designed wooden yoga deck in the valley below the houses.
Teach at Kalani and benefit from our facilities and staff, or explore extraordinary opportunities to reside in paradise! Whether hiking with the possibility of encountering rare wildlife, birdwatching, practicing yoga, or enjoying a therapuetic massage, Luna Lodge is truly a unique experience not found elsewhere in Costa Rica or the world! Its modern and comfortable facilities on 320 acres are an ideal setting for retreats, conferences and workshops. Generous meal times and optional evening activities also take place, and we provide plenty of time throughout the day for relaxing by the pool, meeting other guests, or taking peaceful walks around the grounds. It is a place for those who are interested to participate in an alternative lifestyle, integrating racial, social and cultural differences under the wings of awareness. We offer you a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and home like intimacy. The fresh air will instantly begin to lull you out of your big-city blues, and our outdoor salt-water jacuzzi, nature trails and Spa treatments will take care of your body & spirit. Silent walks through nature, bonfires, hikes, cross-country skiing and a sauna all help to relax and rejuvenate body and mind. Yoga teaches practical self-disciplines to regain mastery over body, mind and spirit? and to live a Divine life of unity with nature, humanity and God.
This is the great gift of yoga it serves and nourishes us at every level of our being and spontaneously contributes to greater well being in all domains of life. Retreats take place in a magnificent bay on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, a place of eternal sunshine, warm ocean and abundant marine life. Whether you come as part of a group or on an individual or small group sojourn, we want to make your stay enjoyable. Take a hike through our wooded trails, or just sit-back and enjoy the quiet of the beautiful Catskills.
The town is within 45 minutes walking distance and the surrounding area is rich in historic sites of both natural and man-made beauty.
For over a century this secluded valley at the foot of Pantherkill Mountain has been a source of renewal and inspiration. Individual healing sessions are available utilizing Shiatsu massage, Reiki energy and breath work. Pamper your body and soul whilst exploring the delights of Costa Rica , a country which is renowned for its beauty.
The Quinta is set in 11 acres of natural countryside, with lots of shady umbrella pines and a large organic garden that is a riot of color and delightful scents throughout the year. Swaying palms shade and shelter the cozy wooden cabins, or if you prefer, you may pitch a tent in the quiet coconut grove. Yoga will help you discover gifts within yourself that have remained unopened since your childhood ? gifts of peace, harmony, laughter, and love. The calm rustic setting is ideal for spiritual practice and within the grounds are areas for private practice and meditation. Here is the perfect environment for enjoying the warm companionship of like minded people from around the world. The spaces can be booked by teachers who come with their own groups or by individuals who want to come on their own.
Located in a secluded meadow, the 1,760 sqare foot studio features a bamboo floor and rest-rooms; it is designed for yoga, meditation or movement workshops. We can offer massage treatments and excursions to nearby towns and villages including hot springs . Follow the Menla link (located below the left navigation) on the Tibet House US website for pictures of Menla's spacious yoga studio and retreat facilities.
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